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Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story Wins 2018 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 | 0 comments

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, a music and theatre production created by director Christian Barry, musician Ben Caplan, and playwright Hannah Moscovtich, has won the 2018 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. The Award, which carries a cash value of $25,000, was presented at the Creative Nova Scotia Gala in Halifax on November 10th, 2018. Old Stock was deemed “mesmerizing in all aspects” and the “best production yet by 2b theatre” by the members of the 2018 Masterworks Peer Assessment Committee....

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Artists & Conversation 2018

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 | 0 comments

The Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Awards Foundation warmly welcomes all to attend the seventh annual “Artists & Conversation” panel discussion and reception, taking place September 17th, 2018, at 6:00 PM in the Paul O’Regan Hall of the Halifax Central Library. Masterworks is delighted to have partnered with the Halifax Public Libraries to present this year’s event. FREE ADMISSION! 6:00pm Opening Refreshments 6:30pm Discussion Begins “Artists & Conversation” features Creators of the 2018 Finalists for the...

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Masterworks Arts Awards to hold 7th Annual “Artists & Conversation” Panel Discussion in partnership with Halifax Public Libraries

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Halifax, Nova Scotia – On September 17th, 2018, at 6:00 PM, the Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Awards Foundation invite the public to a free panel discussion and reception with Creators of the 2018 Finalists for the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. This will be the 7th annual Artists and Conversation event. Masterworks is delighted to have partnered with the Halifax Public Libraries to produce this year’s event, which will be taking place in the Paul O’Regan Hall of the Halifax Central Library. The 2018 Finalists for...

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Hannah Moscovitch

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Hannah Moscovitch

Hannah Moscovitch is an acclaimed playwright, librettist and TV writer. Her work for the stage includes East of Berlin, This is War, Little One, The Russian Play, Infinity, Bunny, What a Young Wife Ought to Know, and her opera with Lembit Beecher I have no stories to tell you. She’s been widely produced in Canada, as well as in the United States, Britain, Europe, Australia and Japan. Hannah’s been honoured with numerous awards, including multiple Dora Awards, Fringe First and Herald Angel Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Trillium Book...

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Christian Barry

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Christian Barry

Christian Barry is an award-winning director and theatre-maker from Halifax, where he is artistic co-director of 2b theatre company. Christian has directed shows that have toured nationally and internationally. Directing credits for 2b theatre company: Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, The God that Comes, Homage, Revisited, The Russian Play, The Story of Mr. Wright, East of Berlin, Manners of Dying, and Cherry Docs. His productions have played at prestigious venues and festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe, The Sydney Festival, Tarragon...

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Paul Halley

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Paul Halley

PAUL HALLEY is a Grammy Award-winning composer, choral conductor, and organist. He is Director of Music at The University of King’s College and The Cathedral Church of All Saints in Halifax, NS. Born in England, Paul was raised in Ottawa, receiving his early musical training at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, and at sixteen was made an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto. Awarded the organ scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, Paul received his M.A. with prizes in composition and performance and was made a Fellow of the Royal...

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Barbara Hannigan

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Barbara Hannigan

Nova Scotian musician Barbara Hannigan divides her time between singing on the world’s major stages and conducting leading orchestras. The Berlin Philharmonic, Münchner Philharmoniker, Gothenburg Symphony, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and the Toronto Symphony are among the orchestras with whom she holds close relationships. Barbara has worked with the most prominent conductors, including Simon Rattle, Kent Nagano, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Andris Nelsons, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Her commitment to...

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Cory Bowles

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Cory Bowles

Cory Bowles is a multidisciplinary artist from Nova Scotia, Canada. Most known for “Cory” in the TV series TRAILER PARK BOYS, he currently serves as a director, receiving a nomination for the 2016 DGC award for Outstanding direction in a comedy series. As principal choreographer and director of the companies Verve Mwendo Dance, and Black Rabbit Entertainment, he has created over 70 works / choreographies for stage and film – his work reflecting his fascination to racial identity, social and cultural structures. As a musician he has...

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Sylvia D. Hamilton

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Sylvia D. Hamilton

Sylvia D. Hamilton is an award-winning Nova Scotian filmmaker, writer, artist and educator. Her films include Black Mother Black Daughter, Speak It! From the Heart of Black Nova Scotia, Portia White: Think on Me, and The Little Black School House, and been broadcast in Canada and screened at national and international festivals. She’s screened her films and given keynote addresses at conferences, workshops and public events across Canada, in Mexico, Jamaica, New York, San Francisco, Norway and Mauritius. She was a contributor to and co-editor...

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Five Finalists Announced for 2018 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award

Posted on Jul 5, 2018 | 0 comments

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Five works have been selected as the Finalists for the 2018 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award. During this, the 13th year of the award, the Nova Scotia Masterworks Award Foundation introduced the option of self-nomination and were pleased with the positive response from the community.   Established by the Honourable Myra Freeman in 2005, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award recognizes the excellence of a particular work of art or design from any media. These works have...

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